EMEA server revenue down 11.6%: IDC
Latest tracking figures also show decline in CEMA market
EMEA server market revenue showed an 11.6% quarter-on-quarter drop, reaching $3 billion in the Q2 of 2012 according to the latest tracking figures released by International Data Corporation (IDC).
The market analysts also revealed that shipments stood at 514,311 units, representing a 5.3% annual decline. While the main area of growth was in x86 hardware ($2.2bn, equivalent to 72.2% of the total value market), other sales reached just over $860m, a 27.5% year-on-year decline.
Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) demonstrated a combined annual increase of 1.4%, reaching total revenue of $808.6 million, while the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region continued to decline with quarterly server sales of $352.6 million, down by 4.9% year-on-year.
The Middle East also displayed negative performance, with markets in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates all down in 2Q12," said Jiri Helebrand, research manager, IDC CEMA.
Among vendors HP was highest ranked in the EMEA server market in 2Q12, clearing IBM by 11.7 percentage points. Dell showed a quarter-on-quarter increase in its share of the EMEA server market by two percentage points and has been maintaining steady growth throughout the past few quarters in terms of market share.